Anwar implies PKR and Amanah may select ex-UMNO representatives

Two of the four former Melaka state assemblymen whose deeds sparked the state election may join PKR and ally Parti Amanah Negara, according to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar, on the other hand, said that this is still a work in progress and that both PKR and Amanah want to make their candidate lineups for the state election public soon.

He said in a videoconference that “one or two” former UMNO members MPs of Melaka’s assembly may be accepted into Anwar’s party.

Despite Anwar’s assertion that the four former Melaka assemblymen had returned the mandate to Pakatan Harapan by recently withdrawing their support from the Melaka administration, he acknowledged that there would be others who disagree with such a stance.

He also said that there was no problem of moving from one political party to another after the dissolution of the Melaka state legislature.

“With the dissolution of the state legislative assembly, the topic of party jumping and anti-party hopping is irrelevant. They are no longer state assemblymen; they need a new mandate, which the party may accept or reject,” he said.

--

--

--

Sharing the latest news from 4 different countries in SouthEast Asia! https://www.theasianaffairs.com/

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

WEEKLY NEWS REPORT (3 June 2018)

AfCFTA; The golden opportunity for the African logistics industry

Living & Surviving

Afghanistan: EU funding is a lifeline for families as humanitarian needs reach record highs

Corona chronicles by docricchasarin

I Still Call Australia Home?

Beyond COVID-19: Refugees and the value of life paradox

Opinion | Philosophical Analysis of the Belarus Protests 2020

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
The Asian Affairs

The Asian Affairs

Sharing the latest news from 4 different countries in SouthEast Asia! https://www.theasianaffairs.com/

More from Medium

A Review of “Discrimination and Disparities” by Thomas Sowell

The Locker Room — by Gareth Davey

Generate Phonetic alignment with Montreal Forced Aligner (MFA) for Speech synthesis